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Astonishing sitcom-style sponsored film encouraging increased consumption of electricity by an ever-increasing number of appliances. The plot pits a starry-eyed teenage girl against a geek whose main interests happen to be engineering and time study.
This movie is part of the collection: Prelinger Archives
Producer: Handy (Jam) Organization
Sponsor: Edison Electric Institute
Audio/Visual: Sd, C
Keywords: Electricity; Gender roles; Houses and homes
Creative Commons license: Public Domain
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Subject: Judy Was CUTE!
Man, I could have had her for dinner while the butt-buddies ate the ham steak. This was the only reason why I sat through the whole show.
Subject: Will Sparks Fly? You Betcha!
This is a little drama was designed to hype use of electricity in the home. Judy's big brother (who's supposed to be about 20 but is played by an actor who looks to be in his 30s) is bringing a college friend home for a few days.
Naturally, Judy immediately begins planning to
snare the poor guy even though her brother describes him as "serious". He turns out to be goodlooking but obsessed with (what else?) how electricity makes the world more efficient. "Serious" turns out to be a euphemism for "dull", or, in Judy's term, "square".
Needless to say, after Judy and her mother have numerous conversations about how wonderful their all-electric is (and I dare say only a tiny percentage of American homes were outfitted like this in 1952), they decide that the way to the guy's heart is through his stomach---because no cliche goes unexplored in THIS house! After Judy cooks a fine meal with the help of all those appliances, the guy decides to skip a lecture on mushroom growing under artificial light (I'm not kidding) and take Judy to the dance. Unintentionally funny, typically sexist. It's hard to believe this film wasn't regarded as a campy eye-roller even in the early '50s.
Subject: My Gosh, these people are boring.....
I'm usually a fan of these vintage films, as I sort of like the imaginary world they present, but this one was a real yawn.
A ditzy girl does her best to attract a boring guy who seemingly would much rather talk to her boring father. In between, there are many old appliances.
Subject: Innovative for 1952
For its time, this 1952 film was innovative in using a cute, upbeat sitcom script to get the viewers motivated to buy and use all the various electrical appliance shown in the production. Well acted and directed.
Subject: Young Man's Fancy
The way things ought to be. People who know who they are and what they want. An optimistic view of life. I like it!
Subject: "You Just Give Me The Reds!"
Very very very funny, highly sexist, and rather curiously homoerotic tale of Judy Adams, a tomboy who discovers his brother's 'friend' (wink wink nudge nudge) Alexander Phipps and her attempts to woo him to almost no avail except when, of course, she cooks for him. After all, isn't that what women are only good for? Mom hardly leaves the kitchen and laundry when all she can talk about is how wonderful her appliances are. Dad just sits back with his pipe, and Judy rather hilariously speaks total jive talk (some of which I'm not entirely sure what it means) (and neither does the rest of the cast) Meanwhile, her brother and his friend are off "to take a shower" because Alex's a 'woman hater'..
Total MUST SEE on this site!